By Roxanne Reid. The San have inhabited Africa for thousands of years but modern ‘civilisation’ hasn’t treated them kindly. Now there’s a Fair Trade Tourism project that trains them in tourism and restores their cultural [...]

Zimbabwe’s funny money: Bane or boon

Six months after it first announced the bond notes, Zimbabwe, at the end of November, finally introduced the currency to an apprehensive market. Reactions to the currency – like everything [...]

Shark cage diving in Gansbaai

Shark cage diving is a contentious subject. The tour operators and supporters maintain that the activity is safe and in no way impacts on the shark’s behaviour negatively.

Top 10 safari spots for 2017

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania If a safari is on your 2017 bucket list, Acacia Africa’s round up of the top ten “must visit” parks and reserves could be well worth [...]

The link between technology and wildlife

Having been a professional guide for the past 16 years has meant I have seen the industry and how guests experience the bush change. Some of it is for the [...]

Let your photography reflect

Something that is quite fun to try out is trying to create an image as a reflection. Photographing a reflection creates a unique image of an often photographed subject by [...]

Summertime: what’s cooking in the Delta?

With summer in full swing in the southern hemisphere we’ve been inspired to look at some of the cooler foods that were now being served to guests at our camps [...]

8 Paternoster restaurants worth visiting

By Roxanne Reid. You’ve spent the day exploring the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve and lighthouse, walking on the beach at Paternoster on the West Coast and kayaking in the sea. [...]

African deforestation: 3 ways to reduce our footprint

Africa perhaps isn’t the first place that springs to mind when you think about deforestation – we typically hear more dire warnings and gloomy predictions about the impact of tree [...]

What Trump’s victory means for Africans in America

The election is over, Donald J. Trump is now the President-elect of the United States and the inevitability of Hillary Clinton turned out not to be so inevitable after all. [...]

Photographing dragons

When I was young, I was obsessed with dinosaurs. This didn’t change when I got older, but my passion found its place with living reptiles, particularly lizards. Since childhood, the [...]

100 Amazing images from the Mara: The 2016 guide edition

The end of another incredible Great Migration safari season during which we shared the magic of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle with our guests. We are truly proud of the [...]

Sabi Sabi’s famous lion

Deep within the “Kruger’s” bushveld lies Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve (Sabi Sands Wildtuin), being especially well known for its leopard and lion sightings! This is where I spent my [...]

Sabi Sabi’s eternal enemies

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is home to spectacular wildlife such as the well known BIG 5! But with its diverse habitat it is also home to some 200 other [...]

12 things to do in and around Riebeek Kasteel

By Roxanne Reid. The history of Riebeek Kasteel in the Swartland goes back a long, long way, as stone-age tools and KhoiSan art found in the mountains around it show. [...]

Nadav Ossendryver Interview on Legacy Leavers
Guest Blog: Light and dust, a Mana Pools safari experience

It was a safari like no other I had ever been on. Instead of the token 10 (or 20 or, rarely, 30) minutes with an animal we spent entire sessions [...]

Trip Report: Kruger Photo Safaris, Sept 2016

Few places in Africa excite me as much as Kruger Park. I was born and raised in the region and always enjoy returning “home”. Better yet, on these photographic safaris [...]

Creating Panorama’s with Primes

Photographing wildlife with a prime lens can sometimes be challenging and I shared some thoughts on how to cope with the fixed focal length with subjects in close proximity in [...]

Trip Report: Great Migration Safari 27 Aug – 3 Sept 2016

After greeting our guests at the airstrip on the open plains of the Mara, we immediately set off in the direction of the river, not too far off. Our camp [...]